Icicle Gorge Trail

EASY 123 reviews
#5 of 136 trails in

Icicle Gorge Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

This is a gentle hike for kids and adults. Very low elevation gain with fun bridges, chipmunks, butterflies and water to observe. The hike is less than 5 miles and is a loop with no side trails to cut across as you follow the river so bring plenty of water and good walking shoes.

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4 days ago

9 days ago

Easy beautiful trail. I would definitely do it again.

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18 days ago

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21 days ago

loves this trail, I would highly recommend this trail for anyone headed to the leavenworth area. small parking fee in the lot, our national park pass covered it though. Very easy, our 9 yr old loved it, also this was our dogs first hike, and he loved it, easy for him, and wore him out at the same time. Not much incline at all, although I do recommend if you don't want any incline, I suggest you take a right at the first fork in the trail, (near the start of the hike) this makes for a flatter nature walk, and also saves the best part for last. There is a pit toilet in the parking lot. Also a warning, the road going up to the trail head was wide and not on a big cliff or anything which was nice, but, it was VERY bumpy! seemed like a big bull dozer came and left it's tracks behind, you have to go extremely slow, otherwise it shakes your car very bad. We found that if you drive up the middle of the road, it helped alot. Also, coming down the road was alot better. All in all beautiful nature walk for the whole family. beautiful views throughout the whole thing, and lots of places to stop and play in the water.

nature trips
21 days ago

loved the hike! we had 3 kids with us, 4, 9 and 12 y.o. they loved the experience. the river is really beautiful! will come back for sure.

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24 days ago

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26 days ago

Did trail great hike and loved it

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28 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked on 8/13 in the AM. As others have pointed out, it's an easy hike (less of a hike and more of a "nature walk"). It's a nice way to see a little more of the beautiful Leavenworth area without heading on a big all-day expedition. I hiked this as a sort-of "weekend cool down" after completing a much bigger hike the prior day.

The trail is well maintained and there's a lot to see - beautiful trees, plants, and access to the river. There are different informational signs throughout the walk that help describe bits and pieces of what surrounds you.

If you're looking for a leisurely hike, desire to see a little more of the area, or have some extra time, definitely check this trail out!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Easy yet peaceful

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike for the family.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

We really loved this trail. It's a fairly flat loop that wends it's way up and down an especially pretty section of Icicle Creek. If you're traveling with young kids, this is the trail to choose. Lots of variety along the trail kept the kids interested and enthusiastic.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail that is accessible to all levels and visually stunning to anyone. Lots of shade made it comfortable even on a 90+ degree day. Highly recommend it!